Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced funding to expand or enhance hiking trails at three locations in Western New York.
The trails are at:
- Whirlpool and Devil's Hole State Park, where $450,000 will pay for continuing rehabilitation efforts at trail stairways to the Niagara Gorge;
- Niagara Falls to Artpark state parks, which will get $50,000 for the design and installation of educational and safety signs;
- Allegany State Park, where $85,000 will go for improving hiking and back-country trails as well as safety and durability upgrades on its horse trails.
"With this funding, we ensure that our trails and parks remain second to none, and I encourage residents and visitors alike to get out this summer and explore the hundreds of miles of trails New York has to offer," Cuomo said.
In all, a dozen projects statewide received more than $2 million in state funds in the 2017-18 budget. Of that, nearly $600,000 was allocated to the three projects in the Buffalo Niagara region.